movie screenplays

the fact that all registered horses in horse racing must have completely unique names is the funniest shit to me

imagine horse names in one thousand years

“uncle ben’s wild rice devourer Mk. II” “oswald the lucky rabbit is one slippery son of a bitch” “james and the giant peach: the movie: the screenplay: the novel: the movie again”


Fuck you, you don’t owe it to yourself man, you owe it to me. Cause tomorrow I’m gonna wake up and I’ll be 50, and I’ll still be doing this shit. And that’s all right. That’s fine. I mean, you’re sitting on a winning lottery ticket, and you’re too much of a pussy to cash it in and that’s bullshit. Cause I’d do fucking anything to have what you got. So would any of these fucking guys. It’d be an insult to us if you’re still here in 20 years. Hanging around here is a fucking waste of your time.

Good Will Hunting (1997)


Sabrina (1954) dir. Billy Wilder

Your mind has not been on the cooking. Your mind has been elsewhere. You’re in love. And I will venture to go a step further — you’re unhappily in love. Does it show? Very clearly.

“Newt Scamander: My philosophy is that worrying means you suffer twice.”

—J.K. Rowling, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay

It pisses me off how nobody seems to care about screenwriters to film as an artform, with a fair few people saying to me that the script doesn’t really matter compared to the rest of the production/what ends up on the screen, which is bullshit.

Like, the reason so many fi;ms are garbage is because the execs feel so free to fuck with screenplays and turn the scripts into, to quote Terry Pratchett, “something that had all the hallmarks of being good and then the studio got involved,” and maybe if we actually started giving a shit about screenwriters as critics/audiences, maybe we wouldn’t end up with them being considered the creatively-lowest person on the “Above The Line” section of filmmaking personell

Doubly so for production designers, who aren’t even given the dignity of being caled above-the-line (Ala directors, producers, ect), despite how vital they are for a production’s appeal. Like. can you imagine Blade Runner without.Syd Mead? Alien without H R Geiger? Star Wars without, Ralph Mc Quarrie?!


Arrival (2016)

Directed by Denis Villeneuve

Cinematography by Bradford Young



Earlier this week Sony confirmed the release date for their solo ‘Venom’ movie. Now it’s been revealed that they have plans for another Marvel property. Sony are currently developing a “femme fatale” movie featuring Marvel characters Black Cat and Silver Sable. ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ writer, Chris Yost, has reportedly signed on to write the screenplay. The movie is not expected to be part of the MCU!


What happens to the gang after the book (headcanon)

-The gang buried Johnny and Dally next to each other because they knew that is what they would’ve wanted… and they couldn’t bear the thought of little Johnny being next to someone he didn’t know. 
-Ponyboy got a full ride into an Ivy League school. 
-Two-Bit cleaned up his act and dropped out of school, he got a full time job as a mechanic. 
-Steve was conscripted to war and came back home with PTSD. He got onto drugs and wouldn’t accept any help from the gang. 
-Darry had found a girl to settle down with, they had four kids together, a set of identical twin girls and a boy and a girl… he found so much happiness with her. 
-Sodapop and Two-Bit opened up a mechanic garage together and it became quite successful, especially because most of the girls came to look at Sodapop. 
-Eventually Steve managed to be rehabilitated and he got a job as a drug and alcohol councilor at a school, but on the weekends he also helped war veterans come to terms with the lingering problems they still had from war. 
-Ponyboy would come back home every couple of months or so to visit all of his brothers… Darry, Sodapop, Two-Bit and Steve. 
-They all ended up having children and settling down with someone they loved.
-Ponyboy went on to become a movie director and screenplay writer that went on to win awards for best picture.
-On the anniversary of Johnny and Dally’s death, all five boys go and visit them at their grave and sit there in silence, thinking of the boys who never got to grow old like they did… they think about the boys who are forever imprinted in their minds as faces of innocence that were tainted by the cruelties of this world.